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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
05:46 am

Equipment Details:

Hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in night scenery and sunset modes

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - image size reduction and compilation of mosaic with minimal application of Star Spikes Pro filter to point sources of light

Image Details:

Crescent Moon and Venus above Musasa tree in garden from dawn to approaching sunrise.
On Saturday 15th (August) the Waning Crescent Moon (20% illuminated) and Venus were observed from just after dark (while early morning mist was clearing) until half an hour before sunrise. As dawn broke the Moon and Venus were captured in a number of foreground illuminated garden settings with the sky becoming brightly coloured by the approaching sunrise.